August 08, 2008
Sharing Research with Public at UW
August 8, 2008 (wired campus--Chronicle)
UW Website Allows Researchers to Share Projects With The Public
The Office of UW Technology at University of Washington is developing Research1, a Web site that will allow scattered researchers to reunite in online communities and share their projects with the general public through various media, including audio and video files.
“We also see it as a good place for postdocs and graduate students to get exposure and post information about their research,” Andre Tan, the lead Web architect, told University Week.
Research1, which is now in beta testing, revolves around “project hubs,” each with information that can include the project’s team members, grants, and related sites. The hubs can also contain blogs and discussions about the research.
Scientists can chose to share what they upload with the public under a Creative Commons license, or to allow only colleagues or members of the media to view, download, or use the material.
Research1, which has the support of the National Science Foundation, is a project of the ResearchChannel, a national television channel operated by UW Technology that broadcasts research videos from several universities and institutions. —Maria José Viñas
Posted by schnitzr at August 8, 2008 06:59 PM